Samsung appears to be hot on the heels of Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chip set as news and details of an Exynos quad-core System on a Chip (SoC) emerge. Tidbits of the 4412 quad-core chip have been spotted on the Kernel Git page and Samsung has provided support for it on their development boards. According to the support page, the 4412 is close to that of the Exynos 4212 and takes its ques from the ARM Cortex A9 platform, touting four CPU cores. Each core reportedly has a clock speed of 1.5 GHz, like that of the 4212. No word yet, of course, on a release date or a device that the technology might show up on but it’s sure exciting to be in a time when chips like this are hitting the market. Clearly Nvidia has their work cut out for them as they begin to release devices housing the Tegra 3 such as the Asus Transformer Prime. In addition, it’s also reported that Samsung is working on the next gen Exynos CPU based on the ARM Cortex A15 with support for the big.LITTLE technology.
[via Sammy Hub]